Jesus Heals the Blind Man (Mark 8:22-26)
The miracle of healing the man born blind is one of miracles of Jesus in the Gospels, in which Jesus is believed to have restored the sight of a man.
- Printable Flip Book (Jesus Without Language)
- Blind Feeding Game (Lasting Thumbprints)
- Popup Box Craft (Jesus Without Language)
- Blind Glasses Craft (Flame Creative Kids)
- Blind Bag Game (Raising Little Disciples)
- Origami Eye (Youtube: Origami Cat)
- Playdough Craft (I Can Teach My Child)
- Wheel Craft (Calm Catholic Moms)
Who do you say I am? (Mark 8:27-38)
Jesus asks his followers, 'who do people say I am?, and talks about the cost of following Him.
- How many different ways can you think of to say 'Hello'
- Why do you think Jesus didn't want the disciples to tell anyone about him?
- What do you think Jesus meant when he said “If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget about yourself. You must take up your cross and follow me”?
Who Am I?
What you need: Lots of magazines, scissors, glue, felts/crayons etc, paper… anything that might be useful!!!
Preparation: Try doing this activity for yourself!
What to do: Get the children to write 'Who is (insert name)?” in the middle of the page. Then, using the magazines etc, have the children find as many words/pictures that describe who they are. e.g. boy, girl, sporty, good at singing, a daughter, red haired, etc.
If you have time at the end, gather together and get the children to share their collages with each other.
Variations: For older children you might like to have them find bible verses that mean something to them. If they aren't comfortable navigating a bible, try referring them to the Psalms.
Or you could ask them to write questions they have about life, or write what is important to them, what they want to do when they are older, dreams they have etc.
The Way of the Cross (Mark 8:31-38)
Today's story invites us to understand who Jesus is, and how he wants us to follow him,
The blog Danielle's Place has a plethora of Cross craft ideas including:
This activity could be done on a large sheet of newsprint paper, to include everyone's handprints on the one sheet, or each child could have their own smaller piece of paper to make a cross. It could be done as described, with the hands forming a cross, or in reverse, with the handprints providing the background to a white cross.
"PAINTED HAND PRINTS: Spread some paint on each child's one hand and let them place their painted hand print on a poster board and all the hands need to be in a formation of a cross when the prints are completed. When I did this activity, I did these cross-formation-hand-prints on our class room wall for decoration. The kids loved it and enjoyed it for years!"
Cross Colouring Sheet
A beautiful Celtic style cross to colour in. Click on the image to download it.
Take up Your Cross
A short, simple drama with touch of humour, taken from the Creative Youth Ideas blog.
You can download the Decoder Puzzle from Sermons4kids here.